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  1. shorthand

    • IPA[ˈSHôrtˌhand]

    美式

    • n.
      a method of rapid writing by means of abbreviations and symbols, used especially for taking dictation. The major systems of shorthand are those devised in 1837 by Sir Isaac Pitman and in 1888 by John R. Gregg (1867–1948);a short and simple way of expressing or referring to something
    • noun: shorthand, plural noun: shorthands

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a method of rapid writing by means of abbreviations and symbols, used especially for taking dictation. The major systems of shorthand are those devised in 1837 by Sir Isaac Pitman and in 1888 by John R. Gregg (1867–1948):

      he took notes in shorthand

      a shorthand typist

    • 2. a short and simple way of expressing or referring to something:

      poetry for him is simply a shorthand for literature that has aesthetic value

    • n. a typist qualified to take and transcribe shorthand.

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    • IPA[ˈʃɔːthand]

    英式

    • n.
      a method of rapid writing by means of abbreviations and symbols, used especially for taking dictation. The major systems of shorthand currently in use are those devised in 1837 by Sir Isaac Pitman and (in the US) in 1888 by John R. Gregg (1867–1948):
    • he took notes in shorthand

      a shorthand typist

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